7 Things Brothas Need in a Relationship – Life at Face Value
Listen in on this raw uncut episode as men have an open discussion on the 7 things that men need in a relationship: Respect, Praise & Support, Sexual Connection, Physical Touch, Security, Space, and Emotional Intimacy
1. Praise And Approval
Men have infamously tender egos.
We need frequent reassurance about ourselves, our career paths, our efficacy as partners, our sexual prowess, and our attractiveness (among other things).
Men feel respect as love.
If he feels like you disapprove of him, his career, or the things that he believes to be integral to who he is as a person, he will have a hard time trusting and loving you.
3. A Sense Of Sexual Connection
Men and women both connect through sex and communication, but generally, women connect better through communication and men connect better through sex.
4. Emotional Intimacy
From a very young age, men are taught to avoid appearing weak at all costs. Perceived “weakness” includes things like complaining, divulging fears or concerns, and expressing self-doubt or worry.
Suffocating a man (either by failing to allow him free time or with overly jealous behavior) is the fastest way to end a relationship. Men need breathing room in a relationship. We need time for our hobbies, time with our friends, and time to toil away on our projects to feel fulfilled.
6. Physical Touch
Men need frequent non-sexual touch as well as a sense of sexual connection.
Men and women are both attracted to certainty in a relationship. The more a man feels like his partner is in it for the long haul, the more ready and able he is to be able to open up to her (assuming he is equally invested in her).